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Soroptomist’s Wreath and Garland Sale @ Favorite Soroptomist Lady
Nov 8 – Dec 1 all-day




SIORF is selling wreaths and garland again this year.

Wreaths are available from your favorite Soroptimist lady for $25 with a big bow or $20 without and will be on sale through Dec. 1.

The money raised goes to support the many programs SIORF provides in our community throughout the year.

Ready for pickup at Second Chances (140 Spartan Avenue) on November 22-December 4 for Thanksgiving delivery and various other dates until Dec. 4.

Wreaths are 28”

Cedar Garland 15’-$20, 25’-$25, 50’-$50, and 75’-$75


photo by clipart

Free Entrance Days @ Olympic National Park
Nov 11 all-day

Hoh Rainforest


Free Entrance to Olympic National Park

 The National Park Service announced today that the public will be invited to experience all national parks, including Olympic National Park, without entrance fees, on four days in 2019.

The 2019 entrance fee-free days are:

  • January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 20: First Day of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 28th:National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

“National parks connect all of us with our country’s amazing nature, culture and history,” said National Park Service Deputy Director Michael T. Reynolds. “The days that we designate as fee free for national parks mark opportunities for the public to participate in service projects, enjoy ranger-led programs, or just spend time with family and friends exploring these diverse and special places. We hope that these fee-free days offer visitors an extra incentive to enjoy their national parks in 2019.”

Learn more at www.nps.gov.


EVENING STORYTIME @ Forks Branch Library
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm


Every Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm Forks Branch Library

Evening Storytime is a chance for families to unwind together at the end of a busy day. Featuring stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skills and help foster a love of books and reading.

No storytimes  December 24 or December 31


Piecemakers Quilt Club @ DNR Conference Room
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm

Piecemaker Quilt Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the DNR Building. 6:30 pm

No Summer meetings and no meetings in December

For more information contact Marsha Yanish  360-327-3770

Free Senior Luncheon @ Forks Congregational Church
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm

Free Senior Luncheon

The Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave., will hold the monthly Senior Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Doors open at noon and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.

Turkey and noodles will be on the menu.

Weekly Chamber Meeting @ Blakeslee's Bar & Grill
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Forks Chamber of Commerce

Weekly Meeting



Mark Nichols

Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney

“No Host” lunch featuring a weekly lunch special, soup of the day, clam chowder or order off the menu. Your choice!

Is there any such thing as a free lunch?

Every Chamber member that attends a Business Meeting will have a chance to win a free lunch! The more meetings you attend, the more chances you have to win.

Meetings are open to the public.

Coffee with Comrades @ VFW Post 9106
Nov 14 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Coffee with Comrades

Hosted by the Forks VFW Post 9106

Any and all Veterans are welcome at the Forks VFW Thursday mornings from 0700 to about 0900. The coffee is fresh, hot, and free!

West End Weekend at Kalaloch Lodge @ Kalaloch Lodge
Nov 15 all-day

Remember how we tried to hold our annual West End Weekend in February and Snopocalypse 2019 had other plans? We are determined to get out to the the wild west coast with you and excited to announce that our friends at Kalaloch Lodge have again agreed to provide us the fantastic rate of $99 per night on Cabin or Standard Seacrest Room rental for November 15 – 17.

Its an equally good time to experience the raw natural environment of Washington’s coast and with your JCHS community, a weekend to better understand the cultural and natural resources that make the West End a place all its own. We provide all the programming for West End Weekend free of charge, all you have to do is get there! Make your reservation here using group code WESTEND or promo code 24595P. You can also call 1-866-662-9969. Lock in your cozy cabin or room, and we’ll release the full slate of programs for Saturday, November 16 soon.



Check in at the Lodge begins at 4:00pm

Enjoy a relaxing evening, or find a watering hole and toast to the West End’s wildness.



Meet at the Peak 6 Store on Upper Hoh Road

Gary Peterson, owner and operator of the Peak 6 Store, (milepost 5, 4883 Upper Hoh Road), will talk about his new book, part of the Women to Reckon With series. His talk, called “Confluence of Cultures, the Adventures of Pansy Snell,” is about a Native American woman, Pansy Snell of the Hoh Tribe. Her story, set in the late 1800s to early 1900s is based on their grandchildren’s memories and historical research, with many connections to Hoh River country.


Meet at the Hoh River Oxbow Campground Boat Ramp Parking Lot

Hoh River Rapids Hike with river guru Bill Roney. Roney has been fishing the Hoh & Elwha for decades and knows the river like the back of his hand. He will take us on an all-ages, short interpretive hike to see the Hoh River rapids and talk about his experiences with Jefferson County’s own wild and wonderful river. Directions – drive south from Forks on 101 past the “Upper Hoh Road” exit, or, if traveling from the Upper Hoh Road turn to south, drive about 2 miles. As you come down a steep grade on 101, you will see a sign on left, “Hoh Oxbow Campground”, turn off 101 to left at campground entrance. (If you cross the Hoh River bridge you have gone too far) Campground road is one way, take right arm of one way next to river. Go past camp sites to primitive boat ramp on right, trail to rapid is just to left about 30 feet as you face boat ramp, plenty of parking, just leave room around ramp so boaters can maneuver.


Meet at the Kalaloch Lodge – Becker Suite

Steve Shively will present on the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. It is one of 14 marine sanctuaries administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The sanctuary was declared in 1994 and encompasses 3,189 square miles of the Pacific Ocean from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Copalis River, a distance of about 162.5 miles. Extending 25 to 40 miles from the shore, it includes most of the continental shelf, as well as parts of three important submarine canyons, the Nintinat River, the Quinault Canyon and the Juan de Fuca Canyon. For 64 miles along the coast, the sanctuary shares stewardship with the Olympic National Park. The sanctuary overlays the Flattery Rocks, Quileute Needles, and Copalis Rocks National Wildlife Refuge.


Meet at the Kalaloch Lodge – Creekside Restaurant

Group Dinner at the Creekside Restaurant. Individuals and families will self-pay. We will be seated together and there will be a curated menu for our group. (Reservation required – contact Shelly)

All day in the Becker Suite at Kalaloch Lodge

Stop in anytime to enjoy an oral history listening station compiled from our collection by our Research Center Manager Ellie DiPietro. Oral History Studio, by appointment (or we might just pull you in!) Share your stories of life and adventure on the West End with oral historian and JCHS Trustee, Ann Welch. She has been gathering West End stories annually for many years, and wants to hear yours. Your contributions are valuable additions to our understanding of family histories, use of the landscape, and patterns of +life on the west side of the Peninsula. See Shelly or Ann for details on how to participate.


Thank you for coming!

Check out from the Lodge is at 11:00am, and Kalaloch says, “Lingering is OK!”

Contact info:

Shelly Leavens

Executive Director

Jefferson County Historical Society

Jefferson Museum of Art and History

540 Water Street

Port Townsend, WA 98368

360.385.1003 (w)

206.450.6214 (c)


Family Storytime @ Forks Branch Library
Nov 15 @ 10:30 am


For the whole family

Fridays at 10:30am 

Forks Branch Library

September 20 through June 12 (No storytimes Dec. 27 or Jan. 3)

Family Storytime features stories, music, rhymes, and plenty of movement and fun! Activities such as talking, reading, playing, and singing all play an important role in early childhood development. After each session, parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to visit and swap information about parenting resources in the community.


PAWS to Read @ Forks Branch Library
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am

PAWS To Read

Third Friday of the month

Forks Branch Library

Reading to a dog or other animal creates a supportive and fun environment in which readers of all ages and abilities can practice their skills with confidence and joy. Research shows that the more a child reads, the more their reading skills improve. For nervous or self-conscious readers, reading to a therapy dog can be a helpful way to practice reading without feeling intimidated or judged. Dogs from Therapy Dogs International will be at the library to listen to readers of any age and level!